Tim Mills

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Tim Mills
Birth name Timothy William Mills
Born (1962-05-23) 23 May 1962 (age 54)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Medium Film, television
Nationality British
Years active 1987–2004

Tim Mills (born 23 May 1962) is a former British actor, screenplay writer, journalist and stand-up comedian.

Life and career[edit]

Mills was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to parents Diana West and George Mills. His father's career in insurance took the family around the world, during Tim's childhood, to destinations including: Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Kenya, and the U.K.

Tim was educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire, and later gained a degree in Economics at Liverpool University. Mills began his entertainment career in stand-up comedy, performing at small venues and universities. After working in menial jobs alongside his comedy for a number of years, Tim trained at drama school in 1986 and worked in film and television until 2004 - in both acting and writing.

Despite appearing alongside Dennis Waterman and Julia McKenzie in the critically acclaimed film Vol-au-Vent, Mills is perhaps most well known in acting circles for his work in commercials on UK and German television. Mills was also acclaimed for his writing, regularly collaborating with Michael Jaffer of 'Sugarfree Films'. Also at the time a regular feature writer for the London Evening Standard, Tim wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Channel 4 short film 'Sunny Spells' before co-writing the screenplay for 'Full Circle'. He also recently co-wrote the feature film screenplay for 'Rocky Road', and has further screenplays in pre-production.[1] While he continues to write, Tim has now retired from acting.

Mills married his girlfriend of four years, Sandra in 1990 and the couple currently reside in Teddington, Middlesex with their only son, Tom.


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Last Love Short Film
1996 Vol-au-vent [2] Paul
1997 Sunny Spells [3] Short Film
Writer only
2008 Full Circle [4] Writer only


Year Series Role Notes
1997 Waking the Dead [5] Nick Patterson 2 episodes: "Multistorey: Part 1", "Multistorey: Part 2"
2003 The Bill [6] David Turner 1 episode: "Black and Blue"


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